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Amazon Prime Adds ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ ‘Behind the Candelabra’ ‘Dr. Strangelove’ and More For July 2015

Amazon Prime Adds 'The Skeleton Twins,' 'Behind the Candelabra' 'Dr. Strangelove' and More For July 2015

Amazon Prime is continuing its quality hot streak by offering some exceptional TV shows and films through July. The new streaming options will include classics like “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid,” as well as newer additions like “The Skeleton Twins” and “Behind the Candelabra.” Check out the full list of titles below, along with Indiewire’s picks on what you have to watch. 

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Available 6/30 

“Under The Dome” Season 3 (2013)

Available 7/1
“Downton Abbey” Season 5 (2014)
“Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” (1969)
“Drive Me Crazy” (1999)
“The Day The Earth Stood Still” (2008)
“Thumbelina” (1994)
“Bulworth” (1998)
“Heidi” (1937)
“Wayne’s World 2” (1993)
“48 HRS.” (1982)
“The Bad News Bears” (1976)
“The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995)
“The Butcher’s Wife” (1991)
“Cadillac Man” (1990)

Indiewire Pick: “Dirty Dancing” (1987)

We officially have to thank Amazon Prime for including this ’80s summer classic in its July streaming program. The film follows hunky dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) as he teaches the innocent Frances “Baby” Houseman how to loosen up and move her hips, after his dancing partner falls ill. Watch as the two of them get lost in a dreamy summer romance to one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time, and try to refrain from getting out of your seat and busting some moves yourself. 

“Dragonslayer” (1981)
“Flashdance” (1983)
“Friends and Lovers” (2005)
“Harlem Nights” (1989)
“Heaven Can Wait” (1978)
“King Kong” (2005)
“The Odd Couple” (1968)
“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”(1991)
“Stuart Saves His Family” (1995)
“UHF” (1989)
“The Warriors” (1979)

Available 7/2
“Annedroids” Season 2 (2013)
“Glory” (1989) 
“Underworld Evolution” (2006)

Available 7/3
“Gandhi” (1982)

Indiewire Pick: “Dr. Strangelove” (1964)

Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy “Dr. Strangelove” serves as one of the greatest cinematic achievements of our time, all while satirizing U.S. paranoia during the Cold War. The film follows a mentally unstable U.S. Air Force general who plans a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union and the President’s attempt to stop him in the process. Roger Ebert put “Dr. Strangelove” on his list of “The Great Films,” calling it “arguably the best political satire of the century,” and the film remains a masterpiece to this day.

Available 7/5
“Extant” Season 2

Available 7/10
“The Expendables 3” (2014)

Available 7/11
“Two Men In Town”  (2014)

Available 7/16
“Boardwalk Empire” Season 3 
“True Blood” Season 5

Available 7/18
“Glee” Season 6 (2015)

Available 7/23
“The Newsroom” Season 1 & Season 2 (2012)
“Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate” (2015)

Available 7/24
“Hercules” (2014)

Available 7/30
“Behind the Candelabra” (2013)
“Entourage” (2004) 

Available 7/31

Indiewire Pick: “The Skeleton Twins” (2014)

The perfect comedy duo joined forces in this 2014 indie, as Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader played two respectively depressed siblings who attempt to rebuild their lives together. The two SNL veterans added a poignant comedic flair to their otherwise dark characters and made for an honest and touching look at family and happiness. The film got stellar reviews and serves as an important title in both Wiig and Hader’s steadily-growing filmographies. 

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